Nguyen Duc clinched a win against Neelotpal Das in Mumbai Mayor chess

Vastavam web: Nguyen Duc, a grand master from Vietnam who got win upon Indian GM Neelotpal Das in 10th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International chess game.The Vietnamese GM held his nerves and with some clever moves managed to outsmart the Indian GM to snatch a creditable win and the full point which secured him the victory and the top honors in the Rs 29-lakh prize money tournament.The champion went home richer with the top prize of Rs 3 lakhs, while top-ranked Tajikistan GM Farrukh Amonatov (ELO 2635) took home a cheque of Rs 2 lakhs by finishing runner-up.
Indian Grand Masters Diptayan Ghosh, who had started with a flourish recording four successive wins in the opening rounds, and Neelotpal Das who shared the lead with Duc Hoa at the end of the penultimate round, finished with identical 7.5 points and were placed third and fourth respectively.Four other players ended with a tally of 7.5 points and claimed the fifth to sixth positions. Bangladesh Grandmaster Rahman Ziaur (5th), IM Karthikeyan P. (6th), Armenian Grandmaster Babujian Levon (7th) and FM Sai Krishna G.V. (8th), all finished with the same tally of points.